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May 1, 2018

Gonzalez, Moura Author Paper on Electric Vehicle ChargingUsage in the Bay Area

Nature Energy Article Highlights Energy and Cost-Saving Recommendations to Increase Commute Efficiency While Decreasing Peak Energy Demands
April 30, 2018

Lucken, Cheng Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congrats to Claire Tomlin and Scott Moura's student Victoria Cheng and Joan Walker and Susan Shaheen's student Emma Lucken,who received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships 
April 30, 2018

Inspired by an MEng assignment, Nelly Alandou pursues art as well as engineering

ITS student Nelly Alandou, CEE MEng '18, used a MEng "Career Odyssey" assignment to pursue her alternative life of being an artist, as well as a career in transportation engineering.
April 26, 2018

Ragland Receives Zak Sabry Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Professor David Ragland, founding director of Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), on being awarded the School of Public Health's extremely competitive 2018 Zak Sabry Mentorship Award.
April 26, 2018

Amin Earns WTS Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Ratna Amin, ITS Berkeley Senior Fellow and alumna, for being named Woman of the Year Women's Transportation Seminar by the San Francisco and Bay Area Chapter.
April 18, 2018

Creating a Data Framework for Future Cities

ITS, ICCT researchers created a generalized evaluation framework that can be used for assessing transportation-related city project impacts in a new white paper: Understanding How Cities Can Link Smart Mobility Priorities Through Data.
April 13, 2018

ITS Welcomes Admitted Students

A new group of newly admitted students in the Berkeley Graduate Transportation Engineering Program spent a couple of days on campus getting to know the program, the Institute of Transportation Studies and UC Berkeley April 5-6, 2018.
March 27, 2018

Behind the Shared Wheel

Researchers release first-of-its-kind impact study of TNC innovative services in Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Carsharing: Understanding Early Markets, Social Dynamics, and Behavioral Impacts.
March 20, 2018

2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

The Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture panel this year featured former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and focused on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
March 15, 2018

Is It Time for a Public Transit Renaissance?

TSRC Co-Director Susan Shaheen and Research associate Adam Cohen look at navigating travel behavior, technology, and business model shifts in a brave new world.
March 15, 2018

Slowing Down Could Speed Up Commutes

San Diego Caltrans and ITS Berkeley are testing a new system to reduce stop-and-go traffic on EB SR-78. Starting March 20, seven signs will advise drivers to adjust their speed to ease congestion.
March 12, 2018

Wong selected as an Eno Fellow for 2018

Congratulations to doctoral student Stephen Wong, who was selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 26th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC, May 20–25, 2018. 
March 7, 2018

Soga Delivers Keynote Lecture

Nanyang Technological University appointed Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as a Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Senior Fellow.
March 6, 2018

Ragland Named in 75 Most Influential SPH Alumni

The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of California, Berkeley has named Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) Co-Director David Ragland to their list of 75 Most Influential Alumni in celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary this year.
February 23, 2018

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Releases Carsharing Market Outlook

TSRC announces the release of its Carsharing Market Outlook for North America, South America and peer-to-peer carsharing.
February 14, 2018

Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

Join us for the Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture. The panel this year features former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and will focus on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have.
January 31, 2018

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: A Series of Briefs for Smart Investments

During the State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018, President Donald Trump said "it is time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure." At ITS Berkeley, we take the idea of building transportation systems and infrastructure seriously.
February 8, 2018

Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Traffic expert Alexandre Bayen, ITS Director, has experienced the dysfunction created by apps such as Google Maps and Waze as they guide cars off the freeway onto city streets unprepared to deal with them. Many cities are banning nonresidents from streets during commute hours, while citizens are erecting fake detour signs and trying to trick the mobile apps to prevent them from sending cars into their neighborhoods.
January 26, 2018

Scott Moura wins NSF Award with EV Charging Infrastructure Startup

Professor Scott Moura and Microgrid Labs (MGL) have won a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I award from the National Science Foundation.
January 26, 2018

Arpad Horvath Appointed Lawrence E. Peirano Professor

The Provost has approved Professor Arpad Horvath's appointment to the  Lawrence E. Peirano Endowed Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2017.